All Bici Centro locations are currently CLOSED to the public but we are an essential business. We can’t safely assist you in person with DIY repairs, but our bilingual staff can give you advice over the phone, or you can make an appointment to drop off your bike for repair. If you have any bicycle related questions, give us a call during our new business hours.
Bici Centro • Santa Barbara
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Bici Centro • Santa Maria
Appointments everyday from 1pm-5pm
Call or Text us: 805-697-1297
Send us an email
Bici Centro • City College
CLOSED until further notice
Bici Centro volunteers
Your Education Community Bike Workshop
Got a flat tire? Bike not riding like it once did?
Bici Centro is what you're looking for – it's a do-it-yourself (DIY) repair bike shop, where you fix it, while we help.
The hourly fee includes the use of our workspace and tools, greases and lubes, and especially, our expertise: knowledgeable and bilingual staff is always around to guide you through the repairs.
If you have advanced repairs or need specialized help, give us a call beforehand to make sure we can help. Otherwise, there are plenty of capable mechanics at local bike shops who would be happy to help you.
Do-it-yourself with help from our volunteers
Need to buy a bike? Want to donate a bike?
Bici Centro sells refurbished bikes, used parts, and accessories – odds are you'll find what you need for much less than new. SBBIKE members get a 10% discount off all Bici Centro purchases including bikes, new and used parts – get a free helmet with the purchase of a bike.
Donations of anything bike related that can be rendered useful and sellable with a relatively limited amount of time, labor, and supplemental components are greatly appreciated and bring financial support to the organization. A tax-deductible receipt for your donation is issued on site.
Buy a low-cost refurbished bike
Interested in buying a refurbished bike? Browse either of our web showrooms and then give us a call.
Volunteering at Bici Centro is open to people of all backgrounds, experiences, and skill sets. As a volunteer you will help us organize the shop, learn bicycle mechanics as you work on donated bikes and when you are properly trained, you will be able to help people who need advice.
Volunteer Day Each Week
- Volunteer Day is the best day to learn about bicycle mechanics; together with staff, you'll work on donated bikes. The bikes are then inspected and sold to support the shop.
- Join us for an afternoon of building and fun, budget a minimum of 2 hours.
- Volunteering during our busy open-shop days includes teaching customers bicycle mechanics, cleaning and sorting donations, and helping clean/organize the shop.
- Two shifts per day (times vary by location)